Originally from the mountains of Johnson City, Tennessee, she has published poetry in literary journals and small presses, including Appalachian Heritage, and taken top honors in two national poetry and short story competitions. She has also published articles about the performing arts and written grant applications to fund the arts, as well as a broad array of programs offered by a community action agency. While she never set out to live in various places throughout the United States, from Florida to Montana and several places in between, she chalks it up to the gypsy in her soul. The adventures were worth it, but the gypsy landed in Louisiana where she lives with her husband and dog and enjoys reading, writing, chocolate, and smelling the roses.
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